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Today's Sports

  • Ashley sweeps South Brunswick at...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Ashley beat South Brunswick 50-45 in a nonconference high school boys’ basketball game Nov. 1.

    It was cancer survivor night at the Cougars’ gym. The players from South had pink shoelaces. The referees had pink whistles. Anyone who knew a cancer survivor was asked to walk around the basketball court.

  • Scorpions swept by Ashley's...

    LELAND—A poor-shooting first half cost the North Brunswick boys’ varsity basketball team in a 54-39 loss Friday night to the Ashley Screaming Eagles. The Eagles, led by Reid Clark’s 14 points, jumped out to a 10-1 lead and the Scorpions never recovered.

    North looked flat during the game after winning its first two games of the season.

    “It was hard to control them in practice this week,” North coach Travis Lemanski said. “Their heads got a little big after the blowout victory against East Columbus.”

  • Battle of the Beach Saturday at...

    The West Brunswick wrestling team will be host of the Battle of the Beach Saturday. This will be an individual round-robin tourney with team scoring.

    In addition to the Trojans, North Brunswick, Ashley, Lumberton, Clinton and Socastee, S.C., will be participating.

    Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. and is expected to end around 6 p.m. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger admitted free. Junior varsity matches will take place in the auxiliary gym.

  • BCC women get first victory of...

    SUPPLY—The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Lenoir Community College 70-63 Friday, getting its first victory of the season.

    Freshman guard Willetta McIntyre scored 36 points, first-year coach Ashlyn Burke said. The game was the Lady Dolphins’ third in five days. They played again Saturday, finishing the week 1-3 in four games.

  • Flounder situation complicated...

    North Carolina’s southern flounder stock is in trouble and an eventual closed season is one of the possibilities for the future, according to N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Dr. Louis Daniels.

    “We enacted a plan to reduce over-fishing in 2005, and the law says you have to end over-fishing in 10 years,” said Daniels, in an interview earlier Tuesday. “So what happens if we get to 2015 and we haven’t achieved that goal? One response would be to close the fishery if that happened.”

  • GPS golf system makes a great...

    Every year, there are scientific improvements to the game of golf. Heavy steel shafts have been replaced by graphite and other light-composite materials. Real wooden woods have gone the way of stick shift cars and rotary telephones. Golf balls go farther and they can stick on a green like a dart if you hit them right.

    But the latest, biggest innovation to the world of golf is the range finder or GPS system. A few years ago, they were rare. Today, many serious golfers have them. Some courses even provide GPS systems on their carts.

  • Amanda Noble to pitch again--in...

    An errant pitch prevented Amanda Noble from playing international softball a few years ago.

    But in January, she leaves for Greece to pitch against top-flight international teams.

    “I had the opportunity to do it right after my senior year in college (at Charleston Southern),” Noble said, “but I got hit by a pitch. It bounced up in the dirt and it fractured my ankle. So I couldn’t go.”

    For two years, Noble, 24, thought about getting another chance to play international softball.

  • West’s boys get first...

    Aaron Hankins put back a missed free throw in the final seconds to help West Brunswick beat Cape Fear Academy 70-66 in a nonconference basketball game Friday night.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Trojans (1-2).

    Hankins, a junior forward/center, finished with three points.

    “He picked a good time to get in the book,” West coach Brad Lewis said. “He’s long and he’s strong and he’s big. The (defender) didn’t displace him and he jumped over the top of him.”

  • West’s girls&rsquo...

    West Brunswick held Cape Fear Academy to two points in the fourth quarter en route to a 48-34 nonconference basketball victory Friday night.

    Kayla Padgett finished with 12 points, Jasmine Daniels 10, Breana Gause nine and Jasmine Jackson nine as West improved to 3-1.

    Daniels and Gause each had nine steals, Padgett four and Jackson three. Jackson had five rebounds and Rebecca Sidelinger four.

    “We have seven or eight girls that I think could start,” West coach James Walker said about his team’s depth.

  • Jay Gause signs letter of intent...

    West Brunswick senior baseball player Jay Gause does not like to draw a lot of attention to himself—without he publicly signed a letter of intent over the Thanksgiving holidays to attend N.C. State University—but when you can throw the baseball as hard as Gause does, anonymity will soon fade.

    Gause played in the summer and fall with the Carolina Cubs, an 18-U travel baseball team that often draws the attention of baseball scouts.